The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), will take place at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, from 19-21 November 2014. This will be the first global intergovernmental conference to address the world’s nutrition problems in the 21st century.
ICN2 will bring together senior national policymakers from agriculture, health and other relevant ministries and agencies, with leaders of United Nations agencies and other intergovernmental organizations and civil society, including non-governmental organizations, researchers, the private sector and consumers, to develop a cohesive policy framework that more effectively addresses today’s major nutrition challenges.The overall goal of the conference is to improve diets and raise levels of nutrition through policies that more effectively address today’s major nutrition challenges.
ICN2 will also review the progress made since the first International Conference on Nutrition, held in 1992, focusing specifically on country-level achievements and proven interventions in scaling up nutrition. It will also identify new challenges and opportunities for improving nutrition policies and coordination across multiple sectors.
FAO and WHO, as the leading agencies dealing with nutrition and its interrelationships with agriculture and health, are calling international attention to a renewed effort to address food and nutrition security in a holistic way.
View an infographic by FAO on “Understanding Hunger and Malnutrition” here.
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